Shuta Hiraki creates enigmatic atmospheres with old LP’s he found in his mother’s warehouse; Sebastian Paul celebrates spring amongst the Sakura Trees; Degoya‘s debut album is calm and refreshing as a Japanese garden.
Fourth World, Outer Space, and mind-bending psychedelics: Chi Factory, LF58, and Kryptogen Rundfunk.
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I tried to find another name (and image) for this mix, but it seems that only one title remained appropriate at this time.
Music for worrying times…
The romance of deterioration and decay explored by Ian Hawgood & James Murray, and the introspective sequel to Aidan Baker & Gareth Davis’ Invisible Cities.
Three albums connected through their album covers – but also through their music: deep sounds by Haarvöl, Michael Begg and Harrold Roeland.
Edu Comelles’ solo albums ‘explore the nature of field recording and their power to become instruments by itself’ – and his collaboration with double bassist Rafa Ramos Sania presents ‘the shredded expressiveness of the double bass’.
Three examples of soundtracks that are not created for blockbuster releases (and are a pleasure to listen to without having seen the movies they were created for): scores by Rutger Zuydervelt, Jacaszek and Snorri Hallgrímson.
Five (female) composers turning environmental sounds or phenomena into sound art or a haunting soundtrack: Elbejée (Kathy Hinde & Gail Priest), Susanne Skog, Jana Irmert and AKB (Anna-Karin Berglund)